2009 CommenCement Saturday May Twenty-three

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2009
Commencement
Saturday
May Twenty-three
Two O’Clock
PRAISE, MY SOUL, THE KING OF HEAVEN
Henry F. Lyte, 1834
John Goss, 1869
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven;
to his feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, evermore his praises sing.
Alleluia, alleluia! Praise the everlasting King!
Praise him for his grace and favor to his people in distress.
Praise him, still the same as ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Alleluia, alleluia! Glorious in his faithfulness!
Father-like he tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows.
In his hand he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia, alleluia! Widely yet his mercy flows!
Angels, help us to adore him;
you behold him face to face.
Sun and moon, bow down before him, dwellers all in time and space.
Alleluia, alleluia! Praise with us the God of grace!
THE CALVIN ALMA MATER
Dale Grotenhuis
Celia Bruinooge
Calvin, Calvin, sing we all to thee;
to dear Alma Mater we pledge fidelity.
Forever faithful to maroon and gold,
thy name and honor we ever shall uphold.
Calvin, Calvin, God has been thy guide;
Dear Alma Mater, thy strength He shall provide.
Be loyal ever to the faith of old.
God’s name and honor we ever shall uphold.
ORDER OF COMMENCEMENT
Prelude:
Procession of the Nobles
Processional:
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Edward Elgar, arr. by Clare Grundman
Calvin College Band, Tiffany Engle, D.M.A., conductor
*Opening Hymn:
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
*Invocation:
Bastian A. Knoppers, BA, Chair, Calvin College Board of Trustees
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. by Erik. W. G. Leidzen
Introduction of
Commencement Speaker: Gaylen J. Byker, PhD, President
Commencement Address: “Athletes of the Faith”
Kenneth D. Bratt, PhD, Professor of Classical Languages
Presentation of Awards: Oluwatoyin A. Adegbite Moore, President, Calvin Alumni Association
to Sidney J. Jansma, Jr., MBA, Class of 1965
and Bastian Vanderzalm, MDiv, MBA, Class of 1969, Distinguished Alumni
Remarks on Behalf
of the Senior Class:
Jared Rispens, Student Body President
*Litany for Commencement
Conferring of Degrees:
Claudia DeVries Beversluis, PhD, Provost, and Gaylen J. Byker, PhD, President
Presentation of Diplomas
*The Calvin Alma Mater
Closing Remarks
† Recessional:
Sine Nomine
Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. by Alfred Reed William
*Audience Standing
† The audience is requested to be seated until the faculty and graduates have exited.
The yellow roses on the platform are presented in loving memory of Kimberly A. Holst, 2/11/86–3/19/08.
LITANY FOR COMMENCEMENT
Leader:
Praise the Lord in the heavens.
Praise the Lord on the earth.
Praise the Lord under the earth.
People:
Thanks be to God for the marvels
of creation.
Leader:
Praise the Lord for the words that speak
re-creation.
Praise the Lord for the lessons of history.
Praise the Lord for the stories of culture.
People:
Thanks be to God for the Word
made flesh.
Leader:
Praise the Lord for inspiring poetic
imagination.
Praise the Lord for the mysteries of
scientific analysis.
Praise the Lord for bodies and minds made
holy.
People:
Thanks be to God for the breath of
the Spirit.
Leader:
Exalt the Triune God who encourages us to
mix reading with repentance,
fuse knowledge with devotion,
stir learning with charity,
challenge intelligence with humility,
and enliven research with wonder.
People:
Thanks be to God for academic pursuits
that lead to wisdom.
Leader:
Exalt the Triune God who requires of us to
feed the hungry and offer drink to the
thirsty,
build shelter for the homeless and clothe
the naked,
comfort the weary and calm those who
are anxious,
and be peace-makers throughout the
world.
People:
Thanks be to God for daily lives that
testify to grace.
People:
Thanks be to God for the blessing of
righteousness.
Leader:
Exalt the Triune God who calls us to be
diligent stewards of the creation,
zealous explorers of the cosmos,
fervent messengers of eternal hope,
faithful in marriage, family, and friendship
and humble servants in public life.
Leader:
Serve the Lord in and beyond the classroom.
Serve the Lord in and outside the church.
Serve the Lord in bedroom and soup kitchen.
Let all of our living praise the Lord!
People:
Thanks be to God for the power of the
Gospel.
Leader:
Labour for the Lord in the market place.
Labour for the Lord in the media.
Labour for the Lord in chambers of
government.
Let all our agencies and institutions praise
the Lord!
People:
Thanks be to God for the joy of
faithfulness.
Leader:
Worship the Lord as members of the Calvin
community.
Worship the Lord in private and public
spaces.
Worship the Lord in ethics of work and play.
Let all who breathe honour the living Lord!
People:
Thanks be to God for ever and ever. Amen!
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Kenneth D. Bratt, PhD, Class of 1968
“To watch young people leap over the centuries
in their imagination and find something deeply
meaningful in a culture previously irrelevant to
them is richly rewarding.” These were some of Ken
Bratt’s thoughts on being awarded the Presidential
Award for Exemplary Teaching at Calvin College
in 2006. Bratt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree
at Calvin in classical languages in 1968 and went
on to earn both his Master of Arts degree in 1973
and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1985 from
Princeton University, writing his dissertation on
Herodotus’ History of the Persian Wars.
After graduating from Calvin, Bratt was drafted
into the Army during the Vietnam War and was
assigned to teach chaplains’ assistants at the Army
Chaplain School in New York City. As Bratt recalls
it, that was his first exposure to a wide variety of
other cultures and faiths. “The experience was very
satisfying. I felt that the chaplains were doing good
work in a difficult situation, and their assistants
had an opportunity to be of some earthly good
to soldiers. It was a unique sort of teaching that
made me aware of a much wider range of human
experience than we usually see in our classrooms
at Calvin.”
After his discharge from the Army and
completion of graduate school, Bratt took his first
teaching job at Colby College in Waterville, Maine,
where he taught for three years. Since coming
to Calvin in 1977, Bratt has taught hundreds of
students in almost all of the classics department’s
courses, including all levels of Greek and Latin,
classical art and archaeology, classical literature,
and mythology. Bratt has also led a dozen interim
trips to Greece, Turkey, and Italy.
Bratt’s scholarly interests lie primarily in late
antiquity and the archaeology of early Christianity.
During two sabbaticals he conducted research at
the American School of Classical Studies in Athens,
assembling hundreds of images and cataloguing
artifacts from the early Christian period in Greece,
particularly focusing on Corinth, Philippi, and
Thessaloniki.
In addition to his work in classics, Bratt has
been, since 1993, the director of the Calvin Honors
Program a program that has grown significantly
in both size and scope under his direction. Some
500 students a year now participate in a variety
of honors program activities, including honors
classes, special honors research, workshops and
conferences, and McGregor Summer Research
Fellowships.
Bratt is grateful for people in his life who
provided examples of outstanding teaching.
One of the closest and most enduring influences
was his father, Bert Bratt, who for 36 years taught
at Oakdale Christian School in Grand Rapids.
Other significant influences in his professional
life were John Breuker, his high school Latin
teacher and former Calvin board member, and
his teachers-turned-colleagues in classics at
Calvin: George Harris, Robert Otten, Ernest
Van Vugt, and Richard Wevers.
Ken Bratt is married to Laurel Strikwerda ’68,
and they have three children: Christina ’98 (married
to Travis Porter ’98), Jessica ’02, and Justin ’04 (soon
to be married to Sarah Van Wingerden ‘05).
Message from the fifty-year reunion class
Dear Calvin College Class of 2009:
Our letter to you is in the form of a poem. It is an invitation for you as you graduate to immerse yourself
in Living Water. I pray that you become overflowing wells of Living Water.
My soul thirsts for the Living God
“Come
All who are thirsty
I
Will give you Living Water.”
Jesus Christ
Messiah
Savior
Anointed One
Crucified, Resurrected, Risen
Sword pierced
Heart burst asunder
Water streaming forth
Living Water – Abundant Life
Lavishly outpoured
Cascading
Splashing
Frothing
Singing
Whispering –
“Come!”
My soul thirst satisfied in crystal stream
Quenched–yet still quenching
My soul rebirthed in Living Water
Cleansed – yet still cleansing
Purified – yet still purifying
Renewed – yet still renewing
Refreshed – yet still refreshing
Delighted – yet ever delighting
Immersed in crystal stream
Moving with the Spirit,
I dance
My life a prayer.
Imperceptible movement in sorrow
and sadness
Glorious abandonment in happiness and joy.
I dance
Arms uplifted
Lost in wondrous adoration
Becoming one with Living Water
Jesus Christ
Risen Lord.
Rainbow diamond droplets splashing as I dance
Everywhere
On everyone
Whispered echoes
“Come”
Marcia L. DeGood Monsma, for the Calvin College Class of 1959
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
The Calvin Alumni Association is proud to present two
alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Persons
honored in such a way have been chosen by an independent
selection committee comprised of alumni, faculty, and staff
and are endorsed by the Calvin Alumni Association Board.
Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award have
made significant contributions to their fields of endeavor,
are recognized by their associates for outstanding achievements, and manifest a Christian commitment that reflects
honor upon Calvin College.
Sidney J. Jansma Jr., MBA, Class of 1965
Doors have opened for Sidney Jansma Jr.
Some have closed, too. But the 1965 graduate of
Calvin College said that God has guided him very
directly and naturally through his life.
“I don’t spend a lot of time in self-analysis,”
said Jansma. “I always know the end part and the
God part. I have questions, but I have many more
answers. God has taken care of me, the family, the
company.”
This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient
has excelled in making his business, Wolverine Gas
and Oil Corporation, a successful and nationally
respected company; has been honored for leadership
positions at state and national levels for the industry;
and has served church, school and community in
numerous volunteer leadership positions.
“Sid has used to the fullest God’s gifts to him
of optimism, intelligence, energy, determination,
insight and decisiveness, combined with the integrity that permeates everything he does,” wrote
attorney Claude Vander Ploeg ’66 in a nomination
letter to the alumni association.
Jansma entered classes at Calvin College in
September 1961. He never thought of attending
anywhere else.
“My father had a sixth-grade education. I was
the first in my immediate family to attend college.
I loved it from the beginning,” he said.
Jansma majored in economics—basically, general business in those days—and fit in as many
philosophy courses as he could, some with the
legendary professors of that discipline’s history.
“I know exactly where I was sitting—in the
back—of Alvin Plantinga’s classes on logic,” said
Jansma.
He also credits the English composition classes
at Calvin, hard as they were initially, for instilling
a love and respect for communication.
“It dawned on me that English was probably
the most critical of subject matters, because if you
can’t communicate clearly, you limit yourself. I
learned how important communication is at all
levels,” he said.
He immersed himself in student life at Calvin
as well, serving on student senate, helping organize
the first dance in the history of the college in 1963
(billed as “square stepping”) and even launching the
first student-to-student fund-raising initiative titled
Students Pledge for Knollcrest (SPK for short).
Set to enroll at the University of Michigan to
gain an MBA degree, Jansma was thrilled when
business professor Donald Pruis called the senior,
into a classroom and gave him the news of a
faculty post-graduate scholarship that would
cover all costs.
Through the Calvin years, Jansma was also developing a relationship with Joanne Heys, whom
he met in high school and started dating prior to
college. Joanne went to Calvin for one year and
then to Blodgett School of Nursing for her RN degree. They were married for 41 years until Joanne
passed away from cancer.
“She went to heaven while in my arms,”
Jansma said. He had never dated anyone else and
remembers the specific details and dates of the
special days in their relationship.
“I was blessed with a beautiful marriage to
a wonderful woman,” he said. “And my family
carried me during the time Joanne was ill. I’m
now being blessed again with another wonderful
woman, Cate. We will marry on July 9, 2009.”
Jansma has four children: Sidney III ’88,
works at Wolverine with his father; Betsy Greer
’92, owns a wine shop with her husband; Philip,
a ’91 Davenport grad, works in the landscaping
and underground sprinkling business; and Sarah
Heynen ’96, also works in the landscaping
business. His children and 13 grandchildren
live in or near Grand Rapids.
Jansma’s father started Wolverine, a small company intent on finding oil fields within the state of
Michigan. Jansma Jr. worked in the fields during
summers and, after graduating from Calvin and
the University of Michigan, he joined the business
full time.
His father gave up the business in 1966, wanting
his son to run the company, although until he passed
away, the elder Jansma continued working alongside
his son. Today, in Wolverine’s downtown Grand
Rapids office, the original wood-and-frosted-glass
door still hangs off a conference room exit with “Sid
Jansma” and “Sid Jansma Jr.” etched on the bottom.
Jansma Jr. expanded the company’s reach to
locations across the United States, sold the business to a large utility firm, and within a few years,
reconstituted Wolverine to once again lead the
business independently.
“It wasn’t challenging for me to work in a
corporate structure,” Jansma said. “I was able to
leave and start over again with my original company name and my entire staff.”
In 2003, Wolverine experts working in Utah
discovered the largest oil field found in the United
States in the past 30 years, a site Jansma has named
Covenant Field. Discovering this field was an
accomplishment for which the company received
national recognition from the oil and gas industry.
“The oil industry touches many facets of life,”
Jansma said. “It is an industry that is fallible and
imperfect as any other. But this is where God
called me and my family. And we know that we
can do this work without harming the environment. We know that we must take care of God’s
world, and we do that. We know how to do that.”
“Sid has actively engaged the industry on both
state and national issues, including testifying before
Congress,” wrote Wolverine colleague Gary Bleeker.
“He is a strong advocate for the industry while at
the same time showing respect for God’s creation.”
Jansma’s generosity of time, talent and financial
support is well known to Christian nonprofits—
agencies, schools, institutes, denominational
initiatives and his home congregation—but all is
accomplished with a humble spirit.
“Sid has always taken that deep and personal
faith and, in the best Reformed fashion, integrated
it with all aspects of life,” wrote the Rev. Steve
De Vries, Jansma’s pastor at Plymouth Heights
Christian Reformed Church. “His relationship
with God is part of the fabric of his daily life.”
“I don’t intend to retire until God calls me to
heaven, and I am content to do whatever He calls
me to do,” Jansma said. “I love the church. I’ve
had the privilege to worship in many traditions
and in many countries. I want His church, His
cause to grow. And I believe God’s given me the
gift of leadership to play a small role in making
that happen.”
Bastian Vanderzalm, MDiv, MBA, Class of 1969
A gray wool blanket on a shelf in Bas Vanderzalm’s office serves as a constant reminder of the
hope such a meager item can provide. The blanket
was his father’s and was dropped by American
humanitarian workers during World War II. His
Dutch father, who refused to work in munitions
factories in Nazi Germany, was in hiding in rural
Holland, and toward the end of the war had no
food and no shelter.
“He carried that blanket with him when we
emigrated in the early 1950s,” said Vanderzalm.
“For my dad, America was a place of great hope
and compassion.”
This story is especially poignant for Vanderzalm, who himself has overseen more than $1
billion in humanitarian aid shipments to more than
70 countries in his role as president of Medical
Teams International (MTI), located in Portland,
Oregon. “What a great privilege to share that same
hope and compassion with others,” he said. In fact,
Vanderzalm has spent his entire career serving the
underprivileged and victims of disaster.
“When I was a student at Calvin in the late
1960s, there was a lot of concern about Vietnam
and a desire to change American foreign policy
and for Christians to make a difference. Sitting
at my Commencement ceremony [in 1969], I felt
called to do what I could for people referred to
as ‘the least of these.’ I didn’t know how God
would work this out, but I know that I felt His
call,” he said.
With a degree in both English and history
in hand, Vanderzalm attended Calvin Theological Seminary. “I did not intend to go into parish
ministry,” he said. “I asked myself, ‘Who are the
people nobody cares about?’ My answer at the time
was ‘people in prison,’ so I wanted to be trained in
counseling for that type of ministry.”
After a year, he and his new bride, fellow
Calvin alum Lynn Schrotenboer Vanderzalm ’70,
moved to Boston, where Bas could attend Andover
Newton School of Theology, which offered a fieldwork program in a maximum-security prison.
“After a few years, I realized that I would
rather try to keep people out of prison,” said
Vanderzalm. So he spent eight years as the executive director of the Salvation Army Harbor Light
Center in Boston. The center provides temporary
shelter and alcoholism treatment for homeless
men and women.
“I loved the people I worked with,” said
Vanderzalm, “but after a while I felt restless.
These people were truly ‘the least of these’ in
Boston but they still had so much more than
people in other parts of the world. So I began
to search for ways to serve the poor overseas. ”
Vanderzalm felt that working in health care
would be the best route, so after earning an MBA
in health care management at Boston University,
he began working for World Relief in Wheaton,
Illinois. Later, while serving as vice president for
international ministries at World Relief, he traveled
to more than 60 countries in Asia, Latin America,
Eastern Europe and Africa. “I’ve lived overseas for
about four years,” said Vanderzalm, “all in threeweek installments.”
These experiences finally led him to MTI,
whose mission is “to demonstrate the love of
Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and
poverty around the world.”
MTI focuses on ways to provide medical care
and improve the health of the afflicted around
the world. Through the help of thousands of
volunteers and millions of dollars in donated
supplies, MTI directly serves 2 million to 3 million
people each year.
“There is always something happening
somewhere, that is taking up your thoughts,
your emotion and your heart,” said Vanderzalm.
“We are always organizing and making contacts in
case help is needed.”
This spring, Vanderzalm and others at MTI
monitored flood levels of the Red River in North
Dakota; MTI also had teams serving in the Congo
and Sudan, among other places.
It’s Vanderzalm’s faith and the evidence of
God’s grace that keeps him going day after day: “I
don’t know how people do this without faith,” he
said. “I’ve seen enormous destruction and suffering, but I know that God holds the world in His
hands. Nothing happens outside His grace and
will. In fact, I often see God at work in disasters.”
Hurricane Katrina and the September 11
tragedy provided examples of that grace. “In
both of those situations, people ran towards the
disaster. There were people who made enormous
sacrifices to help,” he said. “I always see hope
through the presence of the church and the spirit
of the people responding.”
That hope and spirit is abundantly evident
in Vanderzalm, according to Michael Holzgang,
chairman of the board for MTI. “I will never forget
when we were seeking to secure what is now
our headquarters, Bas would go out to the site
and regularly pray that the owners who were not
inclined to sell, ultimately would,” he wrote, endorsing Vanderzalm. “We were grateful that God
provided this facility that was almost three times
the size of our former facility three months prior
to the [2004] tsunami.”
For Vanderzalm, it all goes back to following God’s call. “If you follow whatever God has
placed on your heart, He will be faithful,” he said.
“Rather than being overwhelmed by the tragedies
of life, focus on the difference you can make.
Then you can move forward; you can be part of
something that is truly transformational, and you
can help to change lives.
“I am grateful for this honor, but all I’ve done is
what so many Calvin graduates do with distinction
every day: serve God with all my heart and strength
in the work He has called me to do,” he added.
“This award is as much for my wife, Lynn, as it is
for me. Lynn is a talented professional who has had
a distinguished career as an editor and teacher. But
there’s not been a day when Lynn has not prayed
for and invested herself in my work with the poor.
I could not have done this without her.”
The Vanderzalms are the parents of two
children: Matt, a graphic designer who lives in
Hyde Park, Illinois, and Alisa, a graduate student
pursuing a degree in social work at Portland State
University in Oregon.
Board of trustees
Regional Trustees
Alumni Trustees
Joseph A. Brinks, DMin
Portage, MI
Ronald E. Baylor, JD
Kalamazoo, MI
Roger N. Brummel, PhD
Holland, MI
Ralph Luimes, ME
Caledonia, ON
James Haagsma, MA
Byron Center, MI
At Large Trustees
Gerald L. Hoek, MDiv
Nolensville, TN
Craig B. Klamer, MBA
Grand Rapids, MI
Ronald M. Leistra, MA
Tigard, OR
Martin Mudde, BS
Ottawa, ON
Thomas Nobel, CPA
Grand Rapids, MI
Alyce Oosterhuis, PhD
Edmonton, AB
Mary Poel, MD
Gallup, NM
William R. Ryckbost, MBA
Holland, MI
Peter J. Schuurman, MA
Guelph, ON
Richard VandenBerg, EdD
Munster, IN
Jack Van Der Slik, PhD
Port Saint Lucia, FL
Karen L. Wynbeek, MA
Cupertino, CA
David A. Zylstra, MDiv
Prinsburg, MN
Christine A. Metzger, MA
Hoboken, NJ
Bastian A. Knoppers, BA
Oak Brook, IL
Harry W. Lew, MDiv
Grand Rapids, MI
Scott A. Spoelhof, MBA
Holland, MI
Terry L. VanDerAa, BA
Hinsdale, IL
David Vander Ploeg, JD
St. Joseph, MI
Michelle L. Van Dyke, BA
Grand Rapids, MI
Janice VanDyke-Zeilstra, BA
Hinsdale, IL
Jack Veltkamp, DDS
Lynden, WA
Thelma F. Venema, BA
Crown Point, IN
Noberto E. Wolf, MDiv
Bellflower, CA
Assistant to the Board of Trustees
Darlene Meyering, BA
CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES
AND CERTIFICATES 2008-2009
Master of Education
Jared R. Benthem, MEd
Educational Leadership
Kimberly S. Breuker, MEd
Learning Disabilities
Linda C. Brown, MEd
Educational Leadership
Jennifer E. Chisholm, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction
Joel A. Copley, MEd
Educational Leadership
Justin M. DeMoor, MEd
Educational Leadership
Jennifer K. Feenstra, MEd
Educational Leadership
Michael D. Gort, MEd
Learning Disabilities
Becky L. Klein, MEd
Learning Disabilities
Ronald G. Kooy, MEd
Educational Leadership
Kirsten D. Lehigh, MEd
Learning Disabilities
Jill D. Lubbers, MEd
Learning Disabilities
Rebecca E. McHugh, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction
Wendell T. Schaap, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction
Winifred M. Staffen, MEd
Learning Disabilities
Kay E. Stakenas, MEd
Learning Disabilities
Anji J. Straayer, MEd
Educational Leadership
Jill M. Unema, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction
Betty H. Van Eck, MEd
Learning Disabilities
Miriam N. Wambua, MEd
Educational Leadership
Jane A. Westbrook, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction
Mark D. Witvliet, MEd
Educational Leadership
LuYan Zhu, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction
BACCALAUREATE
Bethany A. Aalsma, BA
Sociology
Jason R. Aardsma, BSA
Accountancy
Elisabeth R. Abbott, BA
Integrated Science Studies,
Elementary Certification
Karin J. Abma, BA
History, French
Amma A. Aboagye, BA
International Relations,
French with Honors
Ross D. Acheson, BA
International Dev Studies
with Honors
Emily E. Adema, BA
Spanish, Elementary
Certification
Elisabeth A. Ahrendt, BA
Political Science,
Art History
Tiffany L. Akeo, BSW
Social Work, Spanish
Benjamin R. Alford, BA
Music, International
Dev Studies, Spanish
Thea Y. Ali-Fitzpatrick, BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Marie Grace S. Alinsao, BA
International Relations
Andrew M. Allen, BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Sarah G. Althaus, BA
International Dev Studies
Charles L. Amidon, BA
CAS–Mass Media
Jeffrey J. Andersen, BA
Information Systems
Jimelle S. Aquino, BSPA
Accountancy, French with
Honors
Jessica D. Arden, BS
Biochemistry with Honors,
French
Sarah C. Arden, BA
Psychology
Joseph A. Arens, BFA
Art
Emily A. Arkus, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Krista L. Aschenbach, BS
Biology
Janelle K. Aupperlee, BA
History, Secondary
Certification
Nathan D. Baar, BSN
Nursing
Matthew F. Bailey, BA
International Dev Studies
Michael R. Bailey, BA
Religion
Alina M. Bain, BSOT
Occupational Therapy
Corissa K. Baker, BA
CAS–Media Production,
English
Eric A. Baker, BSA
Accountancy
Joel P. Baker, BS
Computer Science,
Mathematics
Sarah J. Baker, BA
International Dev Studies,
Art
Rebecca E. Bakker, BSN
Nursing
Justin D. Bardolph, BA
English
David M. Bartel, BS
Biochemistry
Elyssa J. Bassow, BSN
Nursing
Laura B. Bast, BSN
Nursing
Tessa M. Battoclette, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Chad M. Baumann, BA
Business
Katherine J. Baumann, BS
Environmental Science
Jenna L. Beauchamp, BA
Geography
Mark P. Beckman, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Jessica F. Becknell, BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Kristin J. Befus, BSA
Accountancy
Nicole A. Begay, BA
Business
Kenneth P. Bekendam, BA
Business/CAS Group
Heidi L. Benson, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration, International Concentration
Sarah B. Bentz, BA
Spanish, Secondary
Certification
Jeffrey D. Bergman, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Lauren A. Bergstrom, BSR
Recreation
Lauren R. Betten, BA
Business
Rachel J. Beukema, BA
Business
Philip A. Beverly, BA
History with Honors
Lindsay A. Bielema, BA
History
Rebekah E. Bird, BSW
Social Work, Psychology
Christopher D. Bishop, BA
Interdisciplinary
Rachel L. Bishop, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Kimberly M. Bixler, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Robert C. Blacklidge, BA
Psychology
Morgan K. Blizzard, BA
Spanish
Adam M. Bock, BA
Art, K–12 Certification
Kari M. Boersen, BS
Biochemistry
Ann M. Boggs, BSA
Accountancy
Jessica A. Bohi, BSW
Social Work with Honors
Justin A. Boldt, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration with Honors
Ashley A. Bolen, BA
Interdisciplinary
Matthew W. Bolles, BS
Chemistry
Emily R. Bolt, BA
Business
Rebecca Boog, BA
Interdisciplinary
Katherine S. Boomsma, BA
CAS–Theatre
Michael J. Boonstra, BA
Business
Paul A. Boonstra, BA
Business
Caitlin S. Boot, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Leslie K. Boot, BA
Music
Jana L. Borgman, BA
Business
Hannah E. Bormann, BA
English with Honors,
French with Honors
Jacqueline J. Bos, BA
Business
Maria L. Bosch, BA
Spanish
Marijke H. Bosmeijer, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Michael A. Bosscher, BS
Chemistry
Lindsey A. Bouma, BSN
Nursing, Spanish
Mark D. Bouman, BA
Business
Philip A. Bouman, BA
Business
Caroline R. Bouwense, BA
Art
Brittany L. Box, BSN
Nursing
Sarah M. Boyce, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Anneke L. Branderhorst, BA
History, Secondary
Certification
Lindsey M. Brandsen, BS
Biochemistry with Honors
Eric J. Bratt, BA
History with Honors,
German with Honors,
Asian Studies with Honors
Julie A. Bratt, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Timothy A. Bratt, BA
Physical Education, K–12
Certification
Joseph D. Breems, BA
International Relations
Charles A. Breiner, BA
CAS–Media Production
Aimee L. Breuker, BSW
Social Work
Morgan E. Briggs, BSN
Nursing with Honors
Denise J. Britton, BA
Spanish
Jonathan M. Brock, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Calvin J. Brondyke, BA
English
Chad D. Brouwer, BS
Biology
Miranda K. Brouwer, BFA
Art
Matthew E. Brower, BA
Psychology with Honors
Daniel G. Brown, BCS
Computer Science
Jonathan D. Brown, BA
Interdisciplinary
Jordan S. Brown, BA
Physical Education
Jessica R. Bruggink, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Kristin S. Brummel, BSPA
Accountancy
Elizabeth E. Brush, BA
English, French
Jeffrey R. Bucchianeri, BS
Chemistry, Integrated
Science Studies, Secondary
Certification
Pearlyn E. Budu, BA
International Dev Studies
Benjamin J. Buehrle, BA
Business/CAS Group
Sarah M. Buhr, BA
Psychology, Art
Brooke E. Buikema, BSE
Engingeering–Chemical
Concentration
Eric R. Buist, BA
CAS–Media Production
Michael T. Buist, BA
Physical Education
with Honors
Kimberley L. Bulthuis, BA
Political Science
Brandon C. Bultsma, BS
Biology
Katherine L. Burgin, BSW
Social Work
Marcus E. Burgin, BSPA
Accountancy
Charlie R. Buteyn, BA
Psychology, Spanish
Ashley K. Buursma, BSR
Recreation
Devin L. Byker, BA
English with Honors,
Music, French
Paul E. Bylsma, BA
History, Secondary
Certification
Jessica D. Byma, BA
Spanish, Elementary
Certification
Jennifer E. Cairns, BA
International Dev Studies
with Honors, Economics
with Honors
Damaris S. Calix, BA
Sociology
Astrid Callegaro, BA
French, International
Relations
Rachel J. Cameron, BSN
Nursing
Joshua D. Cammenga, BSA
Accountancy
Ryan R. Camp, BA
Business
Holly E. Campbell, BSW
Social Work
Nancy G. Campos, BS
Interdisciplinary
Chandler E. Carr, BA
Philosophy
Megan B. Carr, BA
Classical Studies
Jason G. Cha, BA
Asian Studies
Kathryn E. Chadwick, BA
Spanish, Elementary
Certification
Nathan B. Chambery, BA
Business
Josuah D. Chavez, BS
Biology
Kyle E. Cherney, BA
Physical Education
Eunbee Cho, BSN
Nursing
Evan M. Chong, BA
Interdisciplinary
Cora L. Christiaans, BA
Sociology, Spanish
Joshua C. Christians, BA
Business
Marissa J. Christy, BA
Art History with Honors
Sean A. Christy, BA
Philosophy
Florence M. Chuprinski,
BSN
Nursing
Geoffrey R. Clarke, BS
Chemistry
Megan M. Claunch, BA
Business
Ashley M. Claypool, BA
Social Studies, Elementary
Certification
Justin W. Clegg, BA
CAS–Media Production
Darrin E. Cline, BA
Sociology
Jared T. Cok, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Kendra J. Cok, BSPA
Accountancy
Dustin J. Cole, BA
Psychology
Aaron C. Cole-Rouser, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Keith R. Conrad, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Kristin J. Cook, BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Donald R. Cottingham, BS
Information Systems
Kyle C. Cousins, BA
Business
Gregory T. Covelli, BA
Economics, Philosophy
Chelsea A. Crandle, BA
Business/CAS Group,
Spanish
Justin D. Crull, BS
Biology
David S. Csepe, BA
Physical Education
Ian M. Cutcher, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
David J. Cutter, BS
Biology
Nicole J. Daining, BA
English
Kristen L. Daniels, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Lydia J. Daniels, BA
Spanish
Matthew T. Darusz, BA
CAS–Mass Media
Jodi L. Datema, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Brette K. Davis, BA
Political Science
Mattie A. DeBoe, BSW
Social Work
Derek J. DeBoer, BSW
Social Work
Samuel T. DeBoer, BA
Business
Matthew P. Decker, BA
History
Rachel N. Deckinga, BSPA
Accountancy
Kevin D. Deemter, BS
Biology
Julie M. De Graaf, BA
Spanish
Kim W. DeGraaf, BA
Interdisciplinary
Eric M. DeGraff, BS
Biology
Carly R. De Groot, BSPA
Accountancy
Lauren N. De Groot, BSA
Accountancy
Elisabeth J. De Haan, BSN
Nursing
Luke A. De Haan, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Matthew T. De Haan, BA
Art
Jeffrey W. De Jong, BS, BSE
Interdisciplinary,
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Nathan L. DeJong, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Shelly A. DeJong, BA
English, Art
Stephen M. De Jong, BA
CAS–Media Production
Nathanael P. DeJonge, BA
Philosophy
Michael J. DeKock, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Jeffrey M. DeKorne, BA
Business/CAS Group
Rachel S. deLange, BA
CAS–Mass Media
Katelyn J. DeLoof, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Michelle N. De Maagd, BA
Speech Pathology &
Audiology with Honors
Erin L. Demoray, BA
CAS–Theatre
Annaliese M. De Nooyer, BA
Business
Jonathan E.
der Nederlanden, BA
CAS–Mass Media
Emily B. Derusha, BA
Art, K–12 Certification
Emilie Deschamps, BA
International Dev Studies,
Biology
Nicole R. Deschamps, BSN
Nursing
Erica C. Deur, BSR
Recreation
Eric M. DeVries, BS
Biology
Katherine J. De Vries, BSW
Social Work, Psychology
Kimberly S. De Vries, BA
Sociology
Marie J. DeVries, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Merideth L. DeVries, BA
Spanish, K–12 Certification
Michelle J. De Vries, BSW
Social Work, Spanish
Miranda N. DeVries, BA
International Dev Studies
Kalina D. deWal, BSN
Nursing
Brandon A. DeWyn, BA
CAS–Media Production
Blake C. De Young, BA
CAS–Media Production
Eleanor L. DeYoung, BA
Art History
Jonathan G. De Young, BA
Economics, Business
Katie L. De Young, BA
International Dev Studies
Ashton B. Dickinson, BA
International Dev Studies,
Philosophy
Carrie A. Diekema, BA
Art, K–12 Certification
Kristin L. Diepenhorst, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Spanish,
Elementary Certification
Hannah E. Dimatteo, BA
Interdisciplinary
Zachary J. DiPaolo, BA
Spanish
Michael D. Dirkse, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Matthew R. Disselkoen, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Maame E. Dodi, BA
Economics
Caitlin A. Donnelly, BA
Classical Studies, Greek
Bradley R. Draayer, BSPA
Accountancy
Juanita L. Dreise, BSW
Social Work
Jessica R. Driesenga, BA
Religion with Honors
Bethany C. Duemler, BA
History with Honors,
English
Andrew J. Dufendach, BA
Business/CAS Group
Joyce L. Dunlap, BA
Philosophy, Art History
Joshua S. Dykstra, BA
Business
Kelly L. Edwards, BS
Biology, Spanish
Amelia R. Eelkema, BA
Psychology
Airin C. Efferin, BA
Music
Brady L. Eilers, BA
Business
Leah M. Einfeld, BA
Economics with Honors
Benjamin J. Eising, BA
History
Lucas A. Eising, BA
Interdisciplinary
Jared M. Eliason, BA
CAS–Rhetoric, Philosophy
Amber R. Elipani, BA
Business/CAS Group
Tahnee L. Ellens, BA
Art, K–12 Certification
Travis J. Ellens, BS
Biology
Joseph M. Elmendorf, BA
CAS–Media Production
Elizabeth J. Elmore, BA
Psychology
Jeffrey O. Enahoro, BSE
Engineering–Electrical &
Computer Concentration
Kyle S. Engbers, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Daniel D. Engel, BS
Biology
Jessica E. Ennis, BA
International Dev Studies
Jessica L. Ensing, BA
Spanish, Elementary
Certification
Lauren E. Erickson, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Sarah M. Ernst, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Katie E. Eshelman, BA
Art, K–12 Certification
Allyson L. Essink, BSR
Recreation
Britton W. Evans, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Sarah C. Evans, BSE
Engineering–Chemical
Concentration with
Honors
Andrea L. Everhart, BA
Art, Art History
Anne L. Fennema, BA
English
Brian P. Ferwerda, BS
Geology
Yvonne A. Ferwerda, BA
Interdisciplinary
Claire A. Fessenden, BSN
Nursing
Colin M. Finch, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Kristin M. Folkerts, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Megan J. Folkerts, BS
Biology, Spanish
Jessica K. Fox, BA
Speech Pathology &
Audiology with Honors
Joshua R. Fox, BA
Art
Kori J. Francis, BA
CAS–Media Production
Sarah E. Frank, BA
Political Science–Public
Administration
Meghan A. Freeman, BSN
Nursing
Kyle R. French, BA
Philosophy
Ruth Ann A. Freswick, BSN
Nursing
Isaac G. Fuchs, BA
International Dev Studies
Stephen C. Gabbadon, BSE
Engineering–Chemical
Concentration
Patience J. Gallagher, BS
Biology with Honors
Ivan Z. Gan, BA
CAS–Rhetoric with Honors
Benjamin L. Gandy, BA
English
Whitney M. Gannon, BSPA
Accountancy
Goel-Amos R. Garcia, BA
International Relations
Matthew R. Gardner, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Jessica C. Garlick, BA
Interdisciplinary
Alexandra P. Gaudette, BA
Psychology
Tyler T. Gaul, BA
Philosophy
Miriam A. Geenen, BA
Classical Studies
Paul M. Gehm, BA
Political Science
Emily M. Geib, BA
International Dev Studies
Miranda L. Gelderloos, BSN
Nursing
Krista S. Genzink, BSN
Nursing
Allison J. Gesink, BSW
Social Work
Jordan D. Gibson, BA
Information Systems
Juanita T. Gibson, BA
History
Jonathan D. Gigler, BA
History, Secondary
Certification
Britney A. Gillespie, BSR
Recreation
Alexander C. Gilliom, BA
CAS–Media Production
Jill C. Girtz, BSN
Nursing
Rachel A. Glass, BA
Psychology
Matthew J. Golden, BA
English
Lauren N. Golembeski, BA
International Dev Studies,
Spanish
Natalie R. Good, BFA
Art, Art History
Christy J. Gordon, BA
CAS–Media Studies
Jill K. Gort, BSW
Social Work
Christopher D. Gorter, BS
Biology
Angela F. Gould, BME
Instrumental Music,
K–12 Certification
Robert J. Grabowski, BA
Social Science Group
Brooke N. Graham, BA
Spanish, K–12 Certification
Alex G. Grasmeyer, BA
Business
Anthony V. Gratson, BA
Business
Deborah L. Gray, BA
English
Anita K. Greenfield, BA
Spanish, English
D. Aaron Greiser, BA
Psychology with Honors
Derek J. Griffin, BA
Physical Education
Jeffrey P. Groendyk, BA
Business
Ashley L. Groenendyk, BS
Biology
Kristen L. Groenewal, BA
Business/CAS Group
Peter S. Groenewold, BS
Interdisciplinary
Benjamin T. Groenhout, BA
International Dev Studies
Jeffrey P. Grover, BSR
Recreation
Angel Guerrero, BSN
Nursing
Lauren M. Gusler, BA
Spanish, Interdisciplinary
Evie L. Gustafson, BA
Physical Education,
K–12 Certification
Autumn R. Haag, BSN
Nursing
Kristin M. Haagsma, BA
Mathematics, Secondary
Certification
Kenneth W. Haan, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Melissa K. Haan, BA
Spanish
Lauren A. Haboian, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Sarah J. Hadley, BA
French, Secondary
Certification
Jonathan A. Hamelinck, BS
Biology, Secondary
Certification
Kristen M. Hamming, BA
English
Michael Lynn L. Hannink, BA
Business/CAS Group
Quinn P. Harr, BA
Philosophy with Honors,
Classical Languages with
Honors
Marcia R. Harris, BA
Psychology
Cassidhe P. Hart, BA
Interdisciplinary
Lisa M. Hartline, BSN
Nursing
David B. Hartwell, BA
CAS–Film Studies
Daniel C. Hasson, BA
Business
Jill M. Hauch, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Elizabeth R. Haveman, BSW
Social Work
Jessica A. Haveman, BA
Mathematics, Economics
Paul M. Haverkamp, BS
Biology
Rachel N. Hawes, BA
English
John A. Hays, BA
Business
Tess Hazenberg, BA
Psychology, Spanish
Elisabeth A. Heffner, BA
Sociology
Michelle E. Heider, BS
Geology
Michelle C. Helmus, BA
Business, Spanish
Min Woo Heo, BA
History, Asian Studies
Courtney E. Hexham, BA
Interdisciplinary
Thomas A. Heyboer II, BA
Political Science, Spanish
Lee R. Heyer, BA
Music
Joseph D. Hill, BA
Physical Education
Anna K. Hillaker, BA
Religion
Scott E. Hinckley, BA
Information Systems
Timothy R. Hirschberg, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Mary S. Hiskes, BA
Art
Devon A. Hobbs, BS
Biology
Thomas D. Hoek, BA
English
Jacquelynn J. Hoekstra, BA
Business/CAS Group
Todd J. Hoekstra, BA
Interdisciplinary
Abbey E. Hoekwater, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Julie Hoff, BA
Spanish
Ian J. Hoffbeck, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
David M. Hofman, BA
Physical Education
Abigail R. Hollemans, BSN
Nursing
Ryan A. Holt, BCS
Computer Science
Daniel W. Holtrop, BA
Political Science
Joseph L. Holtrop, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Michael J. Holwerda, BA
Psychology
Stephen P. Holwerda, BA
Business/CAS Group
Robert J. Homan, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Derek A. Hoogland, BA
International Dev Studies
David L. Hoogstra, BA
Psychology
Sarah L. Hooker, BA
English with Honors,
Secondary Certification
Daniel L. Hooley, BA
International Relations,
Philosophy
Lindsay G. Hoover, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Valerie A. Horstman, BSE
Engineering–Civil Concentration with Honors
Matthew R. Hossink, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Graham A. Howard, BA
Philosophy
Steven G. Howard, BA
History
Laura C. Howenstine, BA
Psychology
Scott A. Hower, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Emily R. Hugen, BSN
Nursing
Kristin A. Huizenga, BSN
Nursing
Chase E. Hulderman, BS
Biochemistry
Jenna N. Hulsebos, BA
Language Arts, Elementary
Certification
Kimberly A. Hulst, BA
Business/CAS Group
Rachel K. Hurst, BS
Biology
Robyn T. Hutton, BA
Speech Pathology &
Audiology, Spanish
Katherine L. Huver, BSW
Social Work
Lucas A. HuyserWierenga, BA
Political Science
Edirin Ibru, BA
Philosophy with Honors
Stefanie J. Imhof, BS
Interdisciplinary
Benjamin J. Iwema, BA
Mathematics, Secondary
Certification
Karen E. Jackson, BA
Philosophy, Religion
Laura K. Jackson, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
David K. Jaeger, BA
Business/CAS Group
Nathan T. Jager, BSW
Social Work
Amanda C. Jagt, BA
English, Asian Studies
Jessika I. Jamir, BA
Sociology
Robert A. Jelsema, BA
Art
Kristin L. Jelsma, BSW
Social Work, Spanish
Dustin K. Jepkema, BA
Sociology
Michael A. Jeszke, BA
Asian Studies
Emily J. Jipping, BA
Business, Spanish
Emily P. Johnson, BSN
Nursing
Jacob D. Johnson, BA
Interdisciplinary
Amanda L. Johnston, BA
English
Matthew D. Johnston, BA
Philosophy
Jennifer V. Jones, BA
Music
Jocelyn B. Jones, BA
CAS–Theatre, CAS–Film
Studies
Stephanie E. Jongsma, BSN
Nursing
Scott S. Jonker, BA
Geography
Matthew J. Jonkman, BS
Integrated Science
Studies, Secondary
Certification
Markeisha N. Jordan, BA
Psychology
Laura H. Joustra, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Jee-Yoon Jung, BA
Art
Rachel E. Justice, BA
Speech Pathology &
Audiology
Karlee J. Kage, BSW
Social Work
Vanessa C. Kalinowski, BSW
Social Work
Amie A. Kamba, BA
English, Secondary
Certification
Bryan K. Kamp, BSPA
Accountancy
Lisa M. Kamp, BA
History
William J. Karsten, BME, BA
Instrumental Music,
Music, K–12 Certification
Timothy A. Katt, BA
CAS–Media Production
Catherine E. Kawchak, BA
Political Science
Valerie A. Keary, BA
Art, K–12 Certification
Virginia A. Keehl, BA
Classical Studies
Bryan J. Keeley, BSR
Recreation
Meredith J. Keeley, BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Emily J. Keller, BA
Business/CAS Group
Eun Chong Kim, BA
Philosophy, Greek,
Classical Studies
Eun Ji Kim, BS
Biology
Hosung Kim, BA
Business
Su Yi Kim, BS
Biochemistry
Claire W. Kimiri, BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Caleb B. King, BA
Mathematics
Jonathan M. Kinnas, BSA
Accountancy
Shannon M. Kinner, BA
Physical Education
Katie L. Klok, BA
English
Daniel J. Klompmaker, BA
Mathematics
Esther J. Klompmaker, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Benjamin J. Kloosterman, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Michelle D. Koele, BSN
Nursing
Michael D. Koets, BS
Biochemistry
Todd M. Koetsier, BA
Physical Education
Braden L. Kok, BA
Business/CAS Group
Thomas S. Kok, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Rachel E. Kolb, BA
CAS–Media Production,
CAS–Film Studies
Erin M. Kolnitys, BA
Speech Pathology &
Audiology
David C. Kooger, BA
Physical Education
Jason H. Kooi, BSPA
Accountancy
Carina J. Kooiman, BA
French, Art
Joel M. Kooistra, BA
CAS–Media Production
Amy S. Kool, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Leah R. Koole, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Amanda M. Koopman, BA
Music
Douglas J. Koopmans, BA
Business
Sawyer G. Koops, BA
Digital Communication
Bethany J. Kortman, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration, International Concentration
Chris S. Kostelec, BA
Interdisciplinary
Megan S. Kouwe, BA
Mathematics, Secondary
Certification
Michael E. Kraai, BSA
Accountancy
Amanda M. Kraker, BA
Psychology
Molly A. Krikke, BSA
Accountancy
Corrie E. Krol, BA
History
Lerae G. Kroon, BA
Political Science
Anna S. Kruger, BME
Vocal Music, K–12
Certification
Jenna R. Kruis, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Annika B. Krygsman, BSR
Recreation, Psychology
with Honors
Laura G. Kuilema, BS
Biology
Lee R. Kuiper, BA
CAS–Media Production
Russell T. Kuiper, BA
Business/CAS Group
Wyatt D. Kuiper, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Deborah L. Kuipers, BS
Information Systems
Jodi L. Kuipers, BSN
Nursing
Krysta M. Kuipers, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Lindsey M. Kuipers, BA
International Dev Studies
April A. Kujawa, BA
Spanish, Elementary
Certification
Chiu Ying Kuk, BS
Biology with Honors
Joshua K. Kuyers, BA
History with Honors,
Spanish
Carey A. Laarman, BSW
Social Work
Monica M. Lackman, BA
English, International
Dev Studies
Renee E. LaCoss, BSW
Social Work
Stacy M. Ladenburger, BA
CAS–Rhetoric with
Honors, Spanish
Sarah J. La Grand, BA
Business, Psychology
Megann K. Lahnala, BS
Biology
John C. Lamsma, BS
Geology
Katie C. Landan, BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Joseph A. LaPolla, BSPA
Accountancy
Cameron M. Latham, BA
Psychology
Melissa R. Lauffer, BA
Business/CAS Group
Mark C. Lautenbach, BSPA
Accountancy
Renee C. LaVere, BA
Psychology
Nathan D. Leamer, BA
History, Secondary
Certification
Jonathan S. LeCureux, BS
Biology
Daniel J. Lee, BA
Business
Hwok-Chuen Lee, BSE
Engineering–Chemical
Concentration
Joy H. Lee, BA
International Relations
with Honors
Karah K. Leibovich, BA
International Dev Studies
Aaron C. Lester, BA
Asian Studies
Jarrett M. Leunk, BSN
Nursing
Eric J. Lindquist, BA
Business
Michele K. Lindstedt, BA
English
Kathryn S. Lindsten, BSOT
Occupational Therapy
Juliana K. Litts, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology with
Honors, Spanish
Benjamin T. Lo Cascio, BS
Integrated Science Studies,
Secondary Certification
Matthew C. Logan, BA
Economics with Honors,
Interdisciplinary
Sarah B. Looman, BME
Instrumental Music,
K–12 Certification
Alyssa M. Loufman, BME
Music, K–12 Certification
Jonathan S. Lovelace, BA
Computer Science
Matthew K. Lubbers, BSE
Engineering–Electrical &
Computer Concentration,
International Concentration
Michael J. Ludema, BA
English
John T. Luidens, BA
Economics, Spanish
Leah M. Luyk, BA
CAS–Mass Media
Daniel C. Lynch, BA
Philosophy
David W. Lyon, BA
Religion
Rebecca L. Lyon, BA
Psychology
Benjamin J. Lyzenga, BSPA
Accountancy
Emily R. MacLeod, BA
Speech Pathology &
Audiology with Honors
Sarah L. Maguire, BSN
Nursing
Amanda G. Mallory, BA
Art
Michael J. Mandeville, BA
CAS–Film Studies
Travis O. Mann, BA
Business
Emily C. Marsh, BA
Business
Holly A. Mart, BA
CAS–Media Production
Eric J. Martin, BA
Economics
Luke A. Martin, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Carolina W. Martinez, BA
Psychology
Meghan E. Mattern, BA
International Dev Studies
Jason B. May, BA
Physical Education
Sarah J. McCausland, BA
Psychology
Mischa L. McCray, BA
Political Science, English
Adam M. McCurley, BA
Business/CAS Group
Amy N. McIntyre, BA
Language Arts, Elementary
Certification
Renee A. Meadors, BA
CAS–Media Studies,
French
Joshua L. Meckes, BA
Physical Education
Richard D. Mecum, BA
Physical Education
Sara E. Medema, BSN
Nursing
Stephanie A. Medema, BA
Sociology
Karis Medina, BFA
Art
Jacob T. Meekhof, BA
Music
Ryan T. Mejeur, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Christi A. Meredith, BSN
Nursing
Kathleen M. Merz, BA
English with Honors, Latin
Elise R. Metzger, BA
Physical Education
Daniel B. Meyer, BS
Biochemistry
Benjamin J. Meyering, BA
Business
Daniel F. Meyers, BA
Religion, Asian Studies
Ryan A. Michel, BS
Computer Science
Matthew J. Milkamp, BA
Business
Esther B. Miller, BA
Music, History
Jessica K. Miller, BSN
Nursing
Scott M. Miller, BA
Interdisciplinary
Jori M. Mitchell, BA
Business/CAS Group
Christopher A. Molnar, BA
English
Zechariah Montoya, BA
International Relations
John D. Moon, BA
Information Systems
Joel G. Morgan, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Brittany N. Moriarty, BA
Art, K–12 Certification
Edlin A. Morla, BA
English
Andrew T. Morton, BA
History, Spanish
Nathan A. Mosurinjohn, BA
Geography, International
Dev Studies
Jonathan R. Mott, BA
Business
Kellen R. Mouw, BA
Business/CAS Group,
Spanish
Rachel R. Mudde, BSN
Nursing
Lauren L. Muinde, BA
Art
Nicole L. Mulder, BSW
Social Work
Mark Elliot Muller, BA
Business
Rohit S. Nair, BA
Information Systems
Nicole M. Natalizio, BA
Business
Sandra K. Navis, BA
Interdisciplinary
Robert E. Nedwicki, BA
Business
Krystina E. Nelsen, BA
CAS–Theatre
Emily G. Nelson, BS
Biochemistry
Amy M. Newland, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Kristofer J. Nivens, BA
English
Valerie R. Nydam, BSN
Nursing, Psychology
James D. Nyenhuis, BA
Asian Studies, English
Timothy R. Nykamp, BS
Biology
Lindsey A. Nyomi, BA
Spanish, Secondary
Certification
Christian Robert H. Ocier,
BSE
Engineering–Chemical
Concentration, Chemistry
Brian A. Odegaard, BA
Psychology, Music
Hyo Jung Oh, BA
Economics
Jessica L. Olson, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Rachel A. Olson, BSN
Nursing
Ryan O’Neill, BA
Psychology
Adeleye M. Opejin, BS
Biochemistry, Biology
Moriah L. Ophardt, BA
CAS–Theatre, German
Tracy J. Orcutt, BA
Psychology
Michael J. O’Shaughnessey,
BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Katherine V. Oswald, BA
Psychology
Kathryn L. Otten, BS
Biology, Secondary
Certification
Philip M. Overbeeke, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Jacquelyn N. Paauw, BSN
Nursing
Katharine R. Pals, BA
Spanish, Psychology
Lindsay F. Pals, BA
Art
Heung Son S. Park, BA
CAS–Media Production
Joo In Park, BA
Asian Studies
Angela D. Parks, BA
Psychology
Katelyn M. Partridge, BSN
Nursing
Sarah L. Partridge, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Christianna M. Pasek, BSW
Social Work
Christopher S. Pasma, BA
Sociology
Monica L. Passeno, BA
Sociology
Karen E. Paul, BSW
Social Work
Christie M. Pavey, BA
Latin with Honors,
Greek with Honors
Rachelle D. Paxton, BA
Fine Arts, Elementary
Certification
Joseph R. Pearcy, BA
Business
Brett J. Pennings, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Julie C. Peretin, BA
Philosophy
Andrew S. Perez, BA
History
Rachel J. Petersen, BA
Spanish
Sarah E. Petersen, BA
French, Art
Anna R. Pettinga, BA
Art
Luke A. Pettinga, BS
Geology
Maggie Jo Pettinga, BA
Business, Psychology
Whitney B. Piersma, BA
Interdisciplinary
Mary M. Pierson, BA
History
Joel P. Plakmeyer, BA
Business
Alyssa A. Plantinga, BSN
Nursing
Nathan D. Plasman, BA
Economics
Susan E. Plasman, BSR
Recreation
Brittany E. Plescher, BS
Biology
Charles W. Pollard, BA
English
Jenise M. Porter, BA
Interdisciplinary
Benjamin S. Post, BA
English with Honors,
Spanish
Carlie R. Post, BA
Language Arts,
Elementary Certification
Jamie L. Postma, BA
Psychology
Stephanie D. Postma, BSN
Nursing with Honors
Valerie R. Postma, BA
Business/CAS Group
Anna L. Pranger, BS
Biology
Christine N. Prins, BS
Biology
Colin H. Prins, BA
Business/CAS Group
Katherine E. Pruss, BSN
Nursing with Honors
Angela J. Ramlet, BA
Business
Maurice D. Randle, BA
Business
Amber E. Reenders, BA
Psychology
Elizabeth J. Reimink, BSN
Nursing
Athena K. Reister, BA
English, Secondary
Certification
Rachel B. Renkema, BSA
Accountancy
Jenna M. Rensink, BSW
Social Work, French
Andrew J. Resseguie, BSN
Nursing
Jordan T. Resseguie, BSN
Nursing
Caryn L. Reynolds, BA
Psychology
Anita F. Rice, BA
French, Secondary
Certification
Daniel L. Riemersma, BA
Geography
Sara N. Rienstra, BA
Interdisciplinary
Elisabeth C. Risch, BA
Sociology, International
Dev Studies
Jeremy A. Risher, BSPA
Accountancy
Jared R. Rispens, BA
Spanish
Allison C. Rober, BA
Physical Education
Katelyn J. Roberts, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Brooke J. Robertson, BSN
Nursing
Luke J. Robinson, BA
CAS–Media Production
Nicholas P. Robinson, BA
Business/CAS Group
Anna M. Rodenhouse, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Jordan D. Roeda, BA
Philosophy, International
Dev Studies
Matthew S. Roeda, BA
Business
Brian A. Roedema, BA
Business
Ryan J. Roff, BA
Business/CAS Group
Michael N. Rohlfing, BA
CAS–Media Production
Lauren E. Roodvoets, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Sarah J. Rooks, BA
Speech Pathology
& Audiology
Kevin D. Rooney, BA
Physical Education
Leah Y. Rop, BSW
Social Work
Amanda K. Rose, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Elizabeth E. Ross, BA
International Dev Studies
Michelle L. Rozema, BA
Speech Pathology &
Audiology
Elizabeth C. Ryan, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Nicole A. Ryan, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Joshua M. Ryden, BA
Philosophy
Genevieve A. Saltzman, BA
English
Bennett P. Samuel, BSN
Nursing
Jared D. Sanders, BA
Sociology
Charlotte E. Sandy, BA
Psychology
Rachelle A. Sartini, BA
Art
Rebekah J. Sauers, BA
Sociology
Loren B. Scarbrough, BA
Mathematics, Secondary
Certification
Brian D. Schaap, BS
Biology with Honors
Rachel Y. Schaedel, BA
International Dev Studies
Nevin M. Schaller, BA
Business/CAS Group
Matthew M. Scheider, BSA
Accountancy
John R. Scherer, BA
Philosophy
Tracy A. Schierbeek, BSN
Nursing
Jeffrey C. Schiman, BA
Economics
Andrew J. Schimmel, BA
Business
Laura A. Schipper, BA
Music
Calah R. Schlabach, BA
English
Nathaniel A. Schmidt, BA
English
Julie K. Schoen, BSPA
Accountancy
Mallory A. Scholten, BS
Chemistry, Secondary
Certification
Rachel H. Schrik, BSW
Social Work
David R. Schripsema, BA
CAS–Theatre
Emily S. Schrotenboer, BSN
Nursing
Elyse B. Schuen, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Laura R. Schulenburg, BA
Physical Education
Rachel A. Schut, BS
Biology
Alice N. Scogin, BSW
Social Work
Jordan L. Scott, BS
Biology, French
Kathryn S. Scott, BA
CAS–Theatre
Matthew J. Scott, BA
Physical Education
Ricki D. Scripps, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Caitlin J. Seaks, BA
Business/CAS Group
Brent J. Seely, BA
Business, International
Dev Studies
Tiffany G. Seitz, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Christina A. Shandro, BA
English
Rebecca J. Sheler, BSE
Engineering–Civil Concentration, International
Concentration
Mary C. Sheppard, BA
English
Christine Shin, BA
Art History, Classical
Studies
Kara H. Shin, BA
Psychology, Religion
James S. Shoemaker, BA
Psychology
David S. Siligmueller, BA
Business/CAS Group
Michael J. Slager, BSPA
Accountancy
Erik M. Sloss, BA
Business
Noelle N. Smallish, BA
Spanish, K–12 Certification
Abby J. Smies, BA
Sociology
Heather A. Smilde, BA
Business, Political Science
Michael D. Smit, BA
Business
Michelle A. Smit, BSN
Nursing
Michelle M. Smit, BA
English
Jason S. Smith, BA
English, Classical Studies
Shona R. Smith, BS
Biology
Zachary S. Smith, BS
Physics
Cleaster C. Snerling, BA
Psychology
Christine M. Snoeyink, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Jeffrey D. Snyder, BA
History, Political Science
Mallory L. Snyder, BA
Asian Studies
Stephen M. Snyder, BA
CAS–Film Studies
Deborah C. Speyer, BSW
Social Work
Lindsey A. Spiering, BA
Business
Marc D. Spoelstra, BA
Physical Education, K–12
Certification
Kristina M. Spontarelli,
BSW
Social Work
Carlotta M. Sprano, BA
English, Secondary
Certification
Kathrin Stahl, BA
Interdisciplinary, Psychology
Meghan J. Stahl, BS
Geology
Felicia A. Staring, BA
CAS–Theatre
Sarah N. States, BA
Interdisciplinary
Dennis M. Steenbergen, BSPA
Accountancy
Allison J. Steenstra, BSN
Nursing, Spanish
Michael D. Steenstra, BA
Business/CAS Group
Nicholas S. Steenstra, BA
Information Systems
Andrea M. Stegink, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
David T. Stehouwer, BA
Mathematics, Secondary
Certification
Eric J. Stehouwer, BA
Interdisciplinary
Jessica M. Stewart, BA
Business/CAS Group
Lindsey L. Stewart, BA
Interdisciplinary
Alan M. Stob, BA
Physical Education,
Mathematics, Secondary
Certification
Joshua P. Stoep, BS
Geology, Secondary
Certification
Leisel P. Stoep, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Curtis A. Stouwie, BSPA
Accountancy
Robert J. Strodtman, BS
Biology, Religion
Megan C. Studer, BSN
Nursing
Andrew J. Stutzman, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Katie R. Swanson, BA
Spanish
Christian N. Swenson, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Kathryn B. Sytsema, BA
International Dev Studies
Sadie A. Szuminski, BA
Language Arts, Elementary
Certification
Tat Ui D. Tan, BSE
Engineering–Chemical
Concentration with Honors
Adam TenBruggencate, BA
Physical Education
Brian K. Ten Harmsel, BA
Business
Emily M. Terpstra, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Allison O. te Velde, BA
Business/CAS Group
Allison J. Thompson, BA
Computer Science
Amy K. Tiejema, BA
Physical Education
Sarah C. Timmerman, BA
Business
Bradley S. Tindall, BA
Business
Tara L. Tolman, BSPA
Accountancy
Emily V. Traut, BA
Psychology
Kelly L. Trewhella, BSW
Social Work
Jonathan D. Triemstra, BA
Physical Education
Justin D. Triemstra, BS
Biology
Alison M. Troast, BA
Art History with Honors,
French
Jeffrey P. Tumbleson, BA
English
Kari L. Umbenhaur, BS
Environmental Science
Nathaniel P. Valk, BA
Political Science, History
with Honors
Linda S. VanAndel, BS
Biology
Florence R. Van Baak, BA
Geography
Bruce R. Van Baren, BA
Business/CAS Group,
Political Science
Jillene A. Van Beek, BA
International Dev Studies
John M. Van Buiten, BSPA
Accountancy
David J. Vande Bunte, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
with Honors
Jennifer L. VandenAkker, BA
Physical Education,
Spanish
Elizabeth J. Vandenberg, BA
English, Secondary
Certification
John M. Vanden Berg, BA
Physical Education
Jenna S. Vanden Brink, BA
English, Art
Leanne B. Vandenende, BA
International Relations
Jamison M. Vande Ree, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Joshua L. Vanderhill, BS
Physics
Lydia J. Vanderhill, BA
Social Science Group
Jill R. Vander Laan, BSN
Nursing
Scott J. Vander Laan, BSE
Engineering–Electrical &
Computer Concentration
Julia R. Vander Molen, BA
Psychology
Emily C. Vanderplas, BSW
Social Work, Spanish
Kristen M. Vander Plas, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Michael J. VanderPloeg,
BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Mark A. Vander Pol, BA
Business
Kristina L. Vanderwal, BA
Physical Education
Luke A. Vander Weide, BS
Biology
Matthew B. VanderWindt, BA
Psychology
Luke T. Vande Zande, BS
Biology with Honors
Perry-David Van Dillen, BA
CAS–Media Production
Benjamin M. Van Drunen, BS
Information Systems
Katherine A. Van Drunen, BA
Philosophy with Honors
Lisa A. Van Dyk, BS
Biology
Stacy L. Van Dyk, BA
History, French, Secondary
Certification
Angela C. Van Dyke, BSR
Recreation
Laura E. Van Eck, BA
Psychology
Caitlin F. Vanella, BSW
Social Work
Julianna R. Van Enk, BS
Biology
Zachary J. Van Eps, BA
Psychology
Samuel J. VanGroningen, BA
Sociology
Brittany G. Van Hal, BS
Biology
Gerard L. VanHalsema, BA
CAS–Theatre, CAS–Media
Production
Lisa J. Van Harken, BA
Asian Studies
David A. Van Kampen, BSE
Engineering–Elecrical &
Computer Concentration
Erik J. Van Kampen, BSE
Engineering–Chemical
Concentration, International Concentration
Lisa C. Van Lopik, BA
Music
Daniel J. Van Otteren, BS
Biochemistry
Emily L. Van Peursem, BSW
Social Work, Spanish
Elizabeth E. VanRees, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Joel T. Van Rooyen, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Kristen L. Van Sickel, BS
Biology
Daniel R. VanSlyke, BA
Physical Education
Julie A. Van Stedum, BA
Spanish, Secondary
Certification
Elizabeth J. Van Stee, BSW
Social Work
Elliott J. VanStelle, BSE
Engineering–Civil
Concentration
Heather M. Van Wingerden,
BA Interdisciplinary
Cara L. VanWoerkom, BA
Spanish
Jillian L. Van Zytveld, BA
CAS–Media Studies with
Honors
Yamily Vazquez, BA
Sociology
Jaclyn P. Veenstra, BA
Business/CAS Group
Jessica L. Vegter, BA
Physical Education
Katherine M. Velasco, BSN
Nursing
Caleb J. Veldhouse, BA
Business
Hannah E. Veldstra, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Corey J. Velgersdyk, BA
Chinese, International
Relations with Honors
Rachelle A. Velgersdyk, BA
Spanish, Sociology
Matthew R. Veltkamp, BA
Business with Honors
Jeena L. Velzen, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration with
Honors
Camille D. Venhuizen, BA
Physical Education
Robert W. VerHill, BA
Business
Leah A. Verkade, BA
Psychology
Abigail G. Verkaik, BA
Spanish, Secondary
Certification
Alison A. Verkaik, BSN
Nursing
Aileen Verkuyl, BSW
Social Work
Toni G. Vermeer, BSN
Nursing
Sarah J. Vester, BA
Political Science
Carmen M. Veurink, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Amanda L. Vibber, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Kevin M. Visscher, BSA
Accountancy, German
Danielle N. Visser, BSN
Nursing
Joanna M. Visser, BA
Spanish
Laura K. Vogelzang, BA
English, Secondary
Certification
Ashley M. Vos, BA
Speech Pathology &
Audiology
Jason M. Voss, BA
Business
Stephen J. Voss, BA
Business
Joel T. Vrieland, BA
History, Religion,
Secondary Certification
Sean D. Vrieland, BA
English
Jess W. Vriesema, BS
Physics
Johanna F. Vriesema, BA
Psychology
Jacob A. Vriesman, BA
Business
Joshua D. Vroom, BCS
Computer Science
Jennifer E. Waid, BA
Art
Allison W. Walcher, BA
International Dev Studies
Marissa E. Walker, BA
Physical Education with
Honors
Christine I. Wall, BSW
Social Work
Bryan C. Wallace, BS
Biology, Psychology
Nora K. Wallace, BSOT
Occupational Therapy
Bradley R. Wassink, BA
International Relations
John D. Watkins, BA
Art
Alexander B. Watt, BS
Environmental Science
Eric T. Weaver, BA
Psychology
Jordan E. Weaver, BA
Social Science Group
Ryan D. Weberling, BA
English, Philosophy
Lauren A. Weessies, BS
Biochemistry
Laura B. Weglarz, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
Kenneth J. Welch, BSA
Accountancy
Joshua W. Weld-Wallis, BA
Business/CAS Group
John M. Westlund, BS
Biology
Nicole K. Westrate, BSN
Nursing
Carolyn J. Whaite, BSN
Nursing with Honors,
Group Science Major
Ross D. Wielard, BA
Information Systems,
Business
Tyler B. Wiers, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration
Rebecca L. Wiersma, BSW
Social Work
Jamie C. Wilbraham, BA
International Dev Studies
Kayla R. Wilkinson, BA
Spanish, K–12 Certification
Rachael M. Willett, BA
International Relations
Peter A. Winckles, BA
Computer Science
Shane D. Winfred, BS
Computer Science
Alison J. Winters, BA
English
Vincent J. Witt, BSR
Recreation
Carolyn J. Witte, BA
Business/CAS Group
Daniel J. Witte BA
Business/CAS
Sarah E. Wittingen, BSPA
Accountancy
Peter J. Woldman, BSPA
Accountancy
Julianne K. Wolfe, BA
Mathematics, Secondary
Certification
Laura R. Wolff, BA
Spanish, Sociology
Kyle E. Wood, BA
Information Systems
Michael D. Workman, BSE
Engineering–Chemical
Concentration, Chemistry
Ashley L. Wybenga, BA
Psychology
Jessica A. Wybenga, BSPA
Accountancy
Nathan J. Wybenga, BSE
Engineering–Mechanical
Concentration, International Concentration
Leah A. Wychers, BA
Special Ed–Cognitive
Impairm’t, Elementary
Certification
Wayne M. Wyckoff, BA
Physical Education
Courtney J. Yergin, BSW
Social Work
Cassandra J. Yonker, BA
Education/Three Minors,
Elementary Certification
David R. Young, BA
Geography
Joseph E. Zandstra, BA
German, Music
Jillian J. Zeigler, BS
Biochemistry, French
Three-year Certificate in Occupational Therapy
Jessica A. Koster
Stephanie A. Lasota
Morgan C. Rognstad
Marcus V. Zeilstra, BSPA
Accountancy
Ariel H. Zentmeyer, BA
Art
Jennifer L. Ziegler, BSW
Social Work
Tyler J. Zoerhof, BA
Business/CAS Group
Anna M. Zondervan, BA
International Dev Studies
Daniel K. Zondervan, BSE
Engineering–Electrical &
Computer Concentration
Kristin J. Zuidema, BA
Language Arts, Elementary
Certification
Cassie L. Zwart, BA
English, Secondary
Certification
Abigail J. Zwier, BA
CAS–Rhetoric
Michael J. Zwier, BA
Business
Departmental Banners
Throughout history, colorful banners have been used to mark important religious and civic events and to
celebrate the vision and spirit of the participants in such events. The departmental banners displayed at this
occasion arise from an awareness of this tradition and are meant to continue it. Besides symbolically revealing
the richness of the various disciplines at Calvin College, the banners graphically represent their distinctiveness.
Although their colors are mostly in keeping with traditional associations—scarlet for religion and theology, blue
for education, orange for engineering—their forms combine the traditional, the contemporary, and the abstract.
Art and Art History Department
An abstract eye and hand symbolize artistic expression through the artist’s sense
of sight and touch. Bright colors against black suggest creative boldness.
Biology Department
Dominating the biology banner is a symbol representing the structure of the DNA
molecule, deoxyribonucleic acid. The structure of this fundamental material of life, the
chemical basis of heredity, was revealed in 1953 and actually photographed in 1969.
Art and
Art History
Business
Biology
Chemistry and
Biochemistry
Business Department
The banner of the Business Department depicts a visual representation of business as
a nexus of relationships between people. A Christ centered education is symbolized
by the center vertical column and the horizontal shape of human figures forming a
cross. The center vertical, white column also symbolizes the light of learning and the
presence of the Holy Spirit in education.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
The main symbol used in this banner is the electron distribution for tetrahedral
hybrid orbitals, which represents the chemical activity of the elements and their
compounds. Two segments of a crystal structure are included in the design, which
are also the floor plan shape of the science building. The shaft of pale yellow symbolizes the light of investigation. Yellow is the traditional color associated with science.
Classical Languages Department
While the lyre and the wolf may be taken individually as symbols of Greece
and Rome, together they portray the unity of the two civilizations and its cultural
achievement, the union of art and nature, and of poetry and myth. Horace has given this continuity and fusion of the two traditions of Greece and Rome its classical
literary expression in his odes, of which none better, perhaps, than the “Integer
vitae” ode conveys the intention of this banner.
Classical
Languages
Communication
Arts and
Sciences
Communication Arts and Sciences Department
Sound waves emanating from a central core symbolize communication through
speech and drama. The reversal of the outward movement suggests feedback in
communication. Silver gray is the color traditionally assigned to speech and drama.
Computer Science Department
The banner of the Computer Science Department features a Turing machine, the
foundational model of digital computation. The zeroes and ones on its tape reflect
the binary logic by which digital computation is implemented. The changing
colors and order of the numbers express the transition as data move from input
through processing to output. The white shaft and its golden sheath symbolize the
light and energy of education and the sciences. The flowing wind symbolizes the
transforming work of the Holy Spirit as it infuses the discipline of computing.
Computer
Science
Economics
Economics Department
Shapes and lines express the charting and planning of economic budgets. Subtly
appearing among other symbols is a cross expressing the Christ-centered teaching
of economics at Calvin College. Copper is the color associated with economics.
Education Department
The relationship of teacher and student in the educational process is represented
by the forceful interaction of shapes in this design. The white shaft symbolizes
the light of learning in the Holy Spirit. Blue is traditionally linked with education.
Education
Engineering
Engineering Department
The Engineering banner illustrates the key activity of engineers, namely, their
involvement with the design process, an iterative, decision-making sequence.
Steps in the sequence, represented by circles and rectangles, are connected by
arrows to indicate the movement from the initial problem statement to final
solution. Two-way arrows suggest the possibility of sequence reversal. Orange
traditionally designates engineering.
English Department
The two main symbols, the lion and the eagle, represent England and the United
States of America. The lozenge pattern in the background expresses the pageantry
of England during the development of the English language.
English
Geology,
Geography, &
Environmental
Studies
French
French Department
The banner of the Department of French features the Coq Gaulois, long a national
emblem of France, and Arch of Triumph, a symbol of French patriotism. The cock,
traditionally the Christian symbol for watchfulness, has been adopted as its symbol
by a nation which since its inception has been one of the important cradles of
Christian thought and practice. The colors of the national flag are represented by
the Coq Gaulois.
Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Department
Earthkeeping, the human community’s care for God’s earth, is symbolized in the
banner for the Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies
by representations of atmosphere, mountains, cities, water, and the various levels
of the earth’s interior. The white shaft symbolizes the light and energy of learning
stimulated by the Holy Spirit.
Germanic and Asian Languages and Literatures Department
The study of the Dutch and German languages is represented by symbols taken
from emblems of the countries associated with these languages. The traditional
black eagle represents Germany, and the orange lion is from the seal of the
Netherlands. The white shaft symbolizes the light of learning.
Germanic
& Asian
Languages
& Literatures
Health, Physical
Education,
Recreation,
Dance & Sport
Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport Department
Engaged in exercise, sports, and dance, a person in motion is suggested by
the movement of rhythmical shapes and lines. Sage green is the color associated
with physical fitness.
History Department
Jagged horizontal bands, representing both the rise and fall of civilizations and the
four kingdoms as described in the Book of Daniel, move across vertical time lines,
which also symbolize the dramatic influence of Christ on history.
Library
The library as a gatherer, receptacle, and distributor of information, ideas, and
learning is represented by the abstract book shape, while the white, flowing shaft
itself symbolizes the light and energy of learning in the Holy Spirit of God. The
flame is the traditional symbol of learning and discovery through research.
History
Library
Mathematics and Statistics Department
Mathematicians have always saved time and effort by substituting symbols for
words. The basic arithmetical steps of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
are depicted on this banner by some of the earliest ways of writing them down.
The Renaissance calculator Tartaglia used the first letter of the Italian word for plus to
signify adding. Diophantus favored this minus sign in Greek times. Leibniz employed
this multiplication symbol in 17th-century Germany. J. E. Gallimard used this reverse
D for division in 18th-century France.
Mathematics
& Statistics
Music
Music Department
The design of the Music banner emphasizes the rhythms of musical sounds.
Shapes and lines suggest strings, valves, keys, horn bell, drum, and other musical forms. Radiating circles suggest sound waves. The colors express the various
moods of music.
Nursing Department
The traditional emblem of nursing, Florence Nightingale’s lamp, is featured in the
banner for the Department of Nursing. The flame of the lamp symbolizes the light
of Christian compassion and education. The gold of the lamp is the traditional
color for science. The background apricot color is the academic regalia color for
nursing, while the white shaft represents peace through the Holy Spirit.
Nursing
Philosophy
Philosophy Department
Light refracted through a transparent prism symbolizes the many-faceted investigations of fact and of principles of reality and of human nature and conduct.
Physics and Astronomy Department
The construction of elements is symbolized in the Physics banner by the simplest
atom, hydrogen, with its single proton and electron. Also included in the design
are a tracing of the paths of particles from an atom and a segment of a crystal
structure which is also the floor plan shape of the science building. The yellow
shaft symbolizes the light of investigation.
Physics and
Astronomy
Political
Science
Political Science Department
The banner of the Department of Political Science features a representation of the
fasces, a symbol of the authority of the state, and arrows that express the direction
and flow of the analytical and holistic nature of the process of law. The fasces,
a bundle of rods bound about by an ax with projecting blade, was carried before
ancient Roman magistrates as a symbol of authority. The white shaft of seven rods
also symbolizes peace and enlightenment through the Holy Spirit.
Psychology Department
The Greek letter PSI, the first letter of the Greek word psyche (the mind), traditionally signifies the discipline of psychology. The color red symbolizes emotion;
blue, rationality; and white, peace through the Holy Spirit.
Psychology
Sociology &
Social Work
Religion
Spanish
Religion Department
Three symbols of the Trinity—circle, cross, and dove—express the fullness of
God as He reveals Himself as Creator, Savior, and Counselor. These symbols
are interlocked to depict the oneness of God. The shaft of white is the light of
learning in Christian education guided by the Holy Spirit. Scarlet is traditionally
associated with theology.
Sociology and Social Work Department
The central concept of sociology, represented by the inner circle, is a person
interacting with other people to form groups. Total human society, represented by
the broken circle, is composed of many small units forming a larger interrelated
structure. All groups, from the family to society itself, exist within a framework of
social norms. This normative or cultural framework, represented by the unbroken
outer circle, promotes conformity, as suggested by the arrows directed from it
toward the inner circles of society and the smaller group.
Spanish Department
The banner of the Spanish Department features the traditional symbols of the
historical kingdoms of Castilla (castle), León (lion), and Aragón (red and yellow
bars). These Christian kingdoms emerged during the eight-hundred-year-long
reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula from domination by Muslim rulers. The
separate kingdoms were joined through the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella,
and eventually coalesced into the modern nation of Spain.
Banners: Robin A. Jensen
Building arrangements: Richard Field, Tim VerStrate and Dave Zylstra
Commencement Committee: Peter Tigchelaar and Jeff Stob, co-chairs, Donna Anema, Rick Balfour, Susan Buist,
Ada Castle, Sharolyn Christians, Robert Crow, June DeBoer, Jared Rispens,
Mary Jeanne Quist, Diane Vander Pol
Commencement Participants: Cheryl Brandsen, Ruth Groenhout, Larry Louters, Cynthia Slagter,
James VandenBosch, Douglas VanderGriend, Christina Van Dyke, Uko Zylstra
FAC host: Shirley Hoogstra, Vice President
Chapel host: Henry DeVries, Vice President
Greeters:
Henk Aay, Judy Baker, Joy Bonnema, Jack Bosscher, Crystal Bruxvoort,
David DeHeer, Earl Fife, Cheryl Feenstra, Dick Harms, Tom Hoeksema,
Mary Hulst, Michelle Loyd-Paige, Raymond Slager, Frank Speyers,
Thomas Steenwyk, Alisa Tigchelaar, Peter Tigchelaar, Judy VanderWoude
Liturgy: Bert Polman, PhD, Professor of Music
Faculty Marshals: W. David Laverell, PhD, Roger L. DeKock, PhD
Student Marshals:
Amma Aboagye, Eric Bratt, Ivan Gan, Marissa Walker
Design: Calvin College Communications and Marketing
Flowers: Eastern Floral
Publicity: Phil de Haan, Director of Communications and Marketing; Michael J. Van Denend,
Executive Director, Calvin Alumni Association
Signer: Rose Gelushia
Technical Assistance: Video Productions, Conferences and Campus Events Technical Services,
Calvin Information Technology
Reception: Commons lawn (rain location: Huizenga Tennis and Track Center)
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